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About Clare Trapasso

Clare Trapasso

Clare Trapasso

Editorial Director, New American Funding

Clare Trapasso is the editorial director at New American Funding. She was previously the Executive News Editor for and a reporter for a Financial Times publication, the New York Daily News, and the Associated Press. She also taught journalism courses at several New York City colleges. She loves dogs, hiking and kayaking, and New York pizza.

Posts by Clare Trapasso

Buyer’s Market Incoming? More Homes for Sale Gives Buyers Choices and Power

The housing market is becoming a bit more friendly to buyers as inventory continues to rise. That’s giving buyers the opportunity to shop around and even negotiate some of those prices down.

Mortgage Rates are High. Why Buyers Should Consider Purchasing a Home Anyway

Buying a home at a time when both prices and mortgage rates may be uncomfortably high may seem like insanity to some cost-conscious buyers. However, it could wind up being a financially savvy decision.

Foreign Buyers Purchase Record-Low Number of American Homes

Even foreign buyers aren’t immune to the challenges in the U.S. housing market. In fact, a new report shows that foreign buyers purchased fewer homes in the last year than in any year since 2009.

Is the Housing Market Heating Up or Cooling Down? That Depends

The real estate mantra of location, location, location is extremely important for buyers and sellers this summer. That’s because whether they will be experiencing continually accelerating home prices or prices that may start to slow down really depends on where they live.

Homebuyer Relief on the Horizon? Mortgage Rates May Soon Decrease

Homebuyers may soon get a break in the form of lower housing costs. Mortgage rates could soon dip as inflation cools and that may already be happening.

Pending Home Sales Fell in May: Lower Mortgage Rates Could Lure Buyers Back to the Market

Fewer homes went under contract in May—but sales could pick up as mortgage rates continue to dip and present prospective homebuyers with the opportunity to buy their new home for less.

Buying a Home Could Be More Affordable This Summer as Mortgage Rates Dip

It may become a little more affordable to purchase a home this summer. Here's the latest on what interest rates are doing and what it means for you.

Cash Is Key: The Top 10 States for All-Cash Home Sales

Homebuyers may find that offering cash could give them an edge in the summer's fiercely competitive housing market. That is particularly true if they are looking for a home in the South.

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